Thursday, March 19, 2015

Smalls SAL Update


Happy  day before Spring!

We are getting some much needed rain in Colorado and I wish I was home to enjoy the sound instead of stuck in an office building.   But, because I am a "make lemonade" kind of person, I am thankful to have a job.

All kinds of stitching went on this month, including starting and finishing three cards, two birthday and one graduation.

I also started and completed three projects for WOCS

I'm continuing on with Debbie's Crazy Ultimate January Challenge with a target of 100 starts.  I'm up to 90, although I've only posted through day 78.  Not sure what I will do for my last 10, although I have several Mill Hill small kits, including a bunch of snowflakes. 

My proudest stitching accomplishment is work made on my Artecy Rainforest Project.  Below are pictures of what the project will look like when done and my before and after progress.

This project is now put away until I get some of my small projects done.  I have to finish the thank you cards for the Robotics team and a birthday card and present for a friend with a birthday in early May.  Once These are done. I will work on completing some of my other projects from the "challenge".
Oh, carpel tunnel update. I do have it and am still waiting to be contacted regarding my nerve test. I wear wrist braces at night, which are a pain, and am trying to remember to take anti-inflammatories on a regular basis. The last two items are the first line treatment for carpel tunnel, but to be honest, I don't see much improvement.
Happy Stitching!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe


I've been busy, busy, busy stitching away on that crazy challenge, partially because I've developed carpel tunnel syndrome symptoms and I was afraid I would be forced to stop stitching for a while.  I went to the doctor today and he confirmed that I probably have it and has ordered a nerve test to determine the severity. Once I have the nerve test, he will determine a course of treatment. The good news is he did not say to stop cross stitching, in fact, I am supposed to keep moving. I was so worried that I'd have to stop for awhile because I've got some deadlines approaching.

As I was reading my e-mails, I came across an update from the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe regarding a spring giveaway. If you have a chance, stop by Nancy's shop and check it out.  She has some beautiful threads and patterns.

Just a short post today as work is very busy and I don't have a lot of time.  Stay tuned for a fun update on  lyrics to "Sound of Silence".  spoiler alert

Hello carpel tunnel, my new friend...

Happy stitching,